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of chuck hagel for defense secretary. you issued a statement saying he wanted to get an opportunity for your former colleague to have an airing, to speak to the public about some of what you would you to be a controversial position. shortly thereafter, within days, he issued another statement said you found him unacceptable. it highlighted the fact you remain friends. what changed so quickly that you rejected the nomination by the president to be defense secretary before he had a hearing? >> the nomination hearing, i had a conversation with him. when i first found out i called some. i was dumb cookery at the time. it had been quite a while since i have served with him. i have the list right here. i was there not a 2001 when he was one of two senators who voted against extending sanctions against iran, was there in 2007 when he voted against the measure that would have caused the iranian revolutionary guard corps to be a designated terrorist group. did the same thing of one in four centers to did not sign the letter of solidarity. -- senators who did not sign the letter is solidarity
there used to be suspense, is former republican senator chuck hagel, i say there used to be suspense, because there were questions about whether there would be fight from the left have dried up. chris coombs, all have met with mr. hagel this week, he assuaged their worries, ditto, charles schumer, of new york, he addressed criticism of his hard-line anti-gay and anti-abortion political past. he addressed that criticism, where they largely neutralized it. ahead of his confirmation hearings on thursday, republicans are making noises about chuck hagel. the only strange remaining might be evidence of any interesting and therefore important resistance to chuck hagel is probably this ad, you might have seen from an unknown group called "use your mandate." >> chuck hagel, he has been nominated to be secretary of defense. and president obama nominated him with the best of intentions. but it is still a bad choice. hagel is anti-woman, anti-choice, anti-israel, anti-gay, and pro assault weapon. that is just not what we voted for in november. chuck hagel doesn't share our values. there are other people
standard and a few other organizations. we have been putting the chuck hagel nomination for the secretary of defense. also less partisan activities, foreign policy, try to make sure the u.s. stays strong, even though i believe president obama's policies are taking us in the wrong direction. i have talked to people about restarting a small republican guard from 1994 -- group from 1994, the project for republican future, which tried -- party was a little exhausted, the conservative movement was exhausted, it tried to reinvigorate things. it worked for gingrich. it opposed the clinton health care plan. now is the time to think about the republican future to make sure -- there are many good ideas out there, national affairs, the national review, they are publishing interesting positive policy agendas for getting us out of the whole we are in on that -- on debt, deficit, reforming health care, financial services, foreign policies. there are a lot of good young politicians. i'm not sure anybody is going around the country and talking to younker -- younger voters and officials who might want to
, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. c
mission. >> is chuck hagel the right ban to run a -- we'll ask retired general stanley mcchrystal and michael hayden. and then assault weapons. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? plus does the republican road to recovery begin outside washington that with virginia governor bob mcdonal. i'm candy crowley. and this is state of the union. >> chuck hagel, the president's choice to be secretary of defense, will face many of his former colleagues this week as confirmation hearings. though congressman hagel has already taken income from many in his party, his critics see as sufficiently pro real. too quick to subject cuts at the pentagon. meantime, the current defense secretary leon panetta is making history on the way out the door. joining me now, retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal is the former commander in afghanistan. and former cia director and retired u.s. air force general michael hayden. i'm the only one without a military title this morning. i want to start out with chuck hagel because he's what's top on the minds of the pentagon. fr
at all for the chuck hagel hearings, republicans talking they'll give him a tough time as a nom fee for defense secretary. >> what they really failed to do here, paul, not just have a response or press her on the big things and move her off the talking points on the questions that you just asked, but also that bigger question about putting and placing benghazi within the scope of a broader failure of foreign policy. and that's going to have to be what they're going to do if they're going to talk about chuck hagel. highlight the obama failure in this area and that chuck hagel is going to be a yes man for that strategy. if they're not able to do that in a hearing like this, they've been pressing for for months, it does not bowed wede for her-- >> and what about her state and benghazi now a negative concerns and arms control deal with russia, you were not enamored of, i recall. overall, what's her legacy? >> she's one of the most traveled secretary of state and diplomacy to her credit well. and sort of a famous figure who went to many countries. in terms of her influence on obama polic
including john kerry for secretary of state and chuck hagel for defense secretary. but with all of the choices, questions of will they sail through congress, peter? >> harris, this week president obama's nominees to be the next secretary of state john kerry was received well by democrats and republicans. >> i commend the nom to you without reservation. >> he will be a terrific bridge from the hill to administration. >> senator kerry's support in the senate is not expected to dwindle . so he's likely to be the next secretary of state. but hand capping the odds of the other nominees for important position is tricky like richard corda for the consumer of the financial bureau. >> after the senate refused to allow him a up or down vote i appointed him on my own. that expires in the end of this year and president obama renominated cordray this week . senators wrote letters opposing the nomination and the senator said this week. until key structural changes are made to the bureau to insure accountabiity or transparency i will continue my opposition to any nominee for director. john bre
part of our ability to perform our mission. >> is chuck hagel the right man to run a pentagon in transition? we'll ask retired general stanley mckristol and michael hayden. >>> then, assault weapons. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? we'll ask senator dianne feinstein. >>> plus, does the republican road to recovery begin outside the washington. with governor mcdonnell, mia love, scott walker, and carlos gutierrez. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." fire up the hot seat. former senator chuck hagel, the president's choice of secretary of defense will face many former colleagues at this week's confirmation hearings. republican hagel has taken a variety of votes that some see as too quick to suggest cuts at the pentagon and too conciliatory to israel. and president o joining me now retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. author of "my share of the task" and retired u.s. air force general michael hayden. i'm the only one without a military title here today. thank you, all, for joining us. i want to start out with chuck hagel. he is t
're going to have on january 31st we'll have chuck hagel's confirmation hearing at the armed services committee. hillary clinton's long farewell. how is it shaping up? what can we read into the big decisions that the president has made? >> well, clearly the president especially with the announcements today, is filling out his team. the team that's going to carry him through to the second term, and it's also -- the first term was all about the folks that were close to the president personally, folks who worked with him in chicago, folks that worked with him in his senate office, on the presidential campaign trail, and this go-round it appears that the president is appointing people who are close to him philosophically, idealogically, from a policy point of view, and so that's why you see someone like senator kerry who, as you've reported many times, has undertaken many missions on behalf of the president. some public. some not so public. >> think senator hagel will get the nod. >> you've been following this very closely. elizabeth, in covering the pentagon, what is the mood at the pent
leon panetta prepares to retire and former nebraska senator chuck hagel awaits senate confirmation to take his place. carter served for more than two years as the defense acquisition chief where he drove acquisition logistics and efficiency reforms becoming deputy secretary in october 2011. dr. carter great to have you back. >> thanks, good to be here with you vago. >> something that's been making headlines is secretary panetta changing the guidance to allow women to serve in combat roles that had been closed to them at one point on a standards based sort of way. but physical fitness standards aren't the same for both sections. are you guys -- sexes. are you guys going to have to establish new standards to make sure they are up for the task? >> we're not going to change standards that matter for war fighting capability. and 237,000 now positions that used to be closed to women will now be presumptivively open to women. we are going to have to work through the implications of that. what that means and what's really and what isn't real as regards to the differences between men and wo
is not an option. >> what about chuck hagel and talk about concern of supporters that he is not strongly enough a supporter of israel. he tried to a swage that and met with jewish groups. what is your sense as to chuck hagel as defense secretary? >> israel will also respect the senior administration officials nominated by president obama and confirmed by congress. i have not personally met senator hagel, but the deputy foreign minster met frequently with senator hagel who understands the partnership between the united states and israel and the support is in america's interest. i have worked with two sec tears of defense and i agree with what our minster of defense said. the defense relationships between the u.s. and israel are better than ever and i have confidence that relationship will continue to strengthen and grow. >> thank you very much. israel's ambassador to the united states. we'll be right back. the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his l
's well-known and plenty of experience and so he's expected to be a shoe in. but senator chuck hagel, the nominee to be the next secretary of defense has taken some heat and today senator kerry stuck up for senator hagel. >> i know chuck hagel and i think he is a strong, patriotic, former senator and he will be a strong secretary of defense. >> also tonight, a letter being circulated signed by former secretaries of state, secretaries of defense, and national security advisors trying to help the hagel nomination across the finish line. >> shepard: mike emmanuel, thanks. senator kerry testified before the same committee more than 40 years ago as a vietnam veteran who opposed the war. as he put it back when he was 27 years old, how do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? senator kerry talked about that testimony after an antiwar demonstrator interrespected today's hearing. >> i first came to washington and testified, i obviously was testifying as part of the group of people who came here to have their voices heard. and that is above all what this place is about. people
and is available to all students and faculty. former senator chuck hagel, president obama's to be the next secretary of defense, is making the rounds on capitol hill as a number of lawmakers publicly express concerns about his record and statements on israel. joining us to talk about the nomination and more, the deputy speaker of the knesset. thank you for your time, sir. >> thank you. it's my pleasure to be on your show. >> shannon: i want to ask you what the mood is, the reaction there is in israel to senator hagel's nomination? >> we do not interfere in the nomination of the american president. but we do care about the actions, what actually will be taking place in washington, what will be the policy regarding iran, will it be only to watch and look what's happening here? or will we see actual leadership coming fwe expect to see actiong from washington. >> shannon: i want to ask but the election results there, important elections in israel this week. it seems to be a bit of a split in the knesset. what's your reaction? >> first, i say, prime minister netanyahu will continue to be the pr
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questions about another cabinet nominee-- former republican senator chuck hagel-- tapped for secretary of defense. tennessee republican bob corker voiced concern about hagel's support for reducing u.s. nuclear weapons by 80%. >> the president has nominated he was part of a group called global zero, and for those of us who care deeply about our nuclear arsenal and modernization and that type of thing, some of the things that were authored in this report candidly are concerning. >> i will say this. i know chuck hagel, and i think he is a strong, patriotic former senator, and he will be a strong secretary of defense. >> reporter: there were no doubts expressed about kerry's own qualifications or his prospects. his confirmation to succeed hillary clinton at state is considered a virtual formality. >> brown: and we look at the kerry nomination and foreign policy challenges he'll face, with two men who've served as national security adviser to the president. zbigniew brzezinski held that position with president carter. he's now a counselor at the center for strategic and international studie
, so, of course, i know who they are. >> just quickly, tell me quickly, chuck hagel, does he have your backing now? you met with him this week. >> no, but i want to see what happens in the hearing, and i think it would be important to make a judgment after that. >> are you closer than you were before? you had specific concerns. did he answer those concerns? >> not really. we had a very, i think, a good conversation. we've been friends for many years. so we'll see what happens in the hearings here. >> big news this week on lifting the ban for women in combat. >> uh-huh. >> are you a supporter of that, or are you a little worried -- >> no, no, i support it. i think women are obviously are prepared to serve side by side with men in combat. i just want to emphasize, though, there should be the same physical and mental standards for anyone to perform certain roles and functions in the military. >> and they say there will be. how about selective service? women? >> i was just going to say, i think we ought to grapple with that one. maybe -- maybe we'll draft you first, martha. >> okay. i'll v
's picks for his cabinet is being vetted. we're talking about chuck hagel for defense. he's got a contentious confirmation hearing coming up on thursday. senators mccain and bob menendez said yesterday they are still unsure about him. take a listen. >> i want to see what happens in the hearing. and i think it would be important to make a judgment after that. >> i look forward to asking him a series of questions about israel, about iran as the major sponsor of the iran sanctions in the senate. i am concerned about some of the comments he has made about sanctions in the past. >> peter, a lot of people are interested in hearing where chuck hagel stands on a lot of issues modern day. is this his best opportunity to convince his critics that he's the right man for the job? >> reporter: i think it will be. but he's obviously up against some pretty tough opposition. this is the first confirmation battle taking place in the new superpac era. that means there's a lot of very wealthy people in this country who do not agree with chuck hagel's opinions on some of those issues. they have bee
's going to have to be what they are going to do if they are going to talk about chuck hagel is highlight the the obama's failures in this area and talk about chuck hagel is going to be yes man for that strategy. if they are not able to do that in a hearing like this which they have been pressing for four months it does not bode well. >> paul: what about her overall tenure at state? is there anything you can point to fall of qaddafi, that's now taken a negative term. there was an arm's control deal withe russia. you were not enamored of, as i recall. overall, what's her legacy? i mean, she is one of the most traveled secretaries of state. she did the public diplomacy part of her job to her credit well. she was sort of a very famous figure who went to many countries, in terms of her influence on obama policy or much less any sort of achievement it is impossible, at least to me to point to anything. what was even more remarkable about those hearings is that she sounded very hawkish on america musted lead in north africa. why must fight the spreading -- >> can'tus leave a vacuum fille. that'
. and next week we cover another confirmation hering. chuck hagel nominated by the president. his confirmation hearing is coming up on thursday at 9:30 eastern here on c-span. >> >> the 1930's are known of the hard economic other time, you see commol i cans anonymous develop in the 1930's to various socialist activist movements. there is this whole thing going on out there. and there is personal finances out of this over a period of years. and her goal is to educate people so that the great depression will never happen again. it's very much in its time that we can teach people certain skills. >> the dark side of the personal finances industry saturday night at 10:00 on afterwards on c-span2. and look for more book tv online. like us on facebook. >> but i think it's all an evolutionary process. you grow into this role. and my sense is that you never get comfortable if you are always pushing for change and growth, not just in yourself but in the issues that you care about. you're never done. so there is never a point in time where you feel like i am now here and i can do this the sa
chuck hagel is confirmed as his replacement. but i do want to make the point here, there are going to be growing pains. and we're hearing the same kinds of arguments oh, my god, you know, women are going to be integrated into the military academies. oh, my god, gays in the military. that's going to destroy unit cohesion. >> that's right. >> but those thinking soldiers, again, even the most hard-bitten combat veterans say this is inevitable. and i just want to point out what one combat trainer who is an army ranger, you know, one of the toughest jobs in the u.s. military, when i asked him, what about this argument that a 10-pound woman can't drag a 200-pound wounded comrade off the battlefield? and he looked at me and he said, how many times do you see a 130-pound man drag a 200-pound -- you know, and that's the sense of the argument. that women and men will work together just like the men work together. and the only thing different about this, while women have been drawn into combat, is this will be policy. this will be official. they will have ground combat roles. and what this wi
, it looks like, you know, it may be chuck hagel, i hope that they will push ahead with policies that recognize that the country -- the world is a very unsafe place right now. i don't think for some period of time now we fully have taken into account these mutation that is have occurred as it relates to the arab spring. >> thank you so much, senator corker. >> thank you. >>> a number of key senators are leading the way on guns. even before newtown. now there's new urgency, of course. new york senator kooersen has been been working across the aisle for a ban on gun trafficking. also today senator dianne feinstein introduced her ban on assault weapons. >> we have tried to recognize the right of a sit sfwlen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> i am telling you between this battle between now and when we get this passed you are going to hear from the nra, and there are an awful lot of them saying that's not going to do anything. i'm saying to you at the we can save lives. >> will it be hard? f
chuck hagel has his confirmation hearing on thursday, i believe. "the new york times" reports that several secretly funded conservative groups are running ads against him. john kerry's hearing was fairly straightforward, as you know. what is the white house expecting with the chuck hagel nom nation hearing? >> reporter: the white house concedes not everything is going to be easy. they acknowledge this is the first confirmation hearing battle really to take place in this sort of super pac era post-citizenships united which means several million dollars are already being spent by groups on both sides. a lot of this money provided by donors, millionaires and billionaires even who have ideological views that are vastly opposed to those of chuck hagel. the white house though is confident he's the right guy for the job and will best carry out the president's positions going forward. >> and a final question, pete, i understand and some republicans will probably be pleased about this, that a self-appointed monarch actually visited the white house today by the name of king james. is th
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